Why does one armpit smell stronger than the other?

So have you ever wondered why one armpit smells stronger than the other? Caller Felicity did and she called the Eusebius McKaiser Show to put her question to Naked Scientist, Chris Smith.

Chris said one possibility is that one armpit perspires more than the other one/

We have sweat glands which are eccrine and apocrine glands under the skin, they filter out plasma from blood putting down ducts, the ducts from these sweat glands open onto the skin surface and apply a thin film of sweat there and these other chemicals including, the things that make you smelly.

Chris Smith, The Naked Scientist

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